Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Gift of Reverie

Some artwork that I recently discovered. Reverie is a theme in art that I really like. Probably because I need so much of it myself that I relate to these pondering moments.

Recently, I heard someone talk about sleep as being a form of reverie. That it allows you to refresh and get back to yourself and how we often times don't get enough of it. I need more of this kind of reverie, so why is it so hard to follow through with. Really, any kind of reverie is beneficial at this point.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Woods

I am always pleasantly surprised at the woods that are nearby and the beauty they offer unexpectedly and freely, just for the taking. It's right there in front of you - all that is required is to listen or watch and you are rewarded with something new. There's a flow of constant beauty, a nature pattern of gift after blessed gift, and it's not just my woods, its yours as well.
This morning in the backyard, I heard a new sound coming from the woods as plain as day. A woodpecker feverishly pecking at his chosen tree. "Birds have nests, foxes have dens," and the woodpecker has his pocket in the tall tree. Another gift shared on a beautiful Sunday morning and it was mine. It's a tiny slice of Walden, but I'll take it.

Credit: Quoted line by Rich Mullins, "You Did Not Have A Home."

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wild Man

His trees are potted in the soil
Random flowers bloom His garden
A footstool ready made will do
To stop and rest at random
The mountain rock foundation
Will hold Him well and fine
A Wild Man in heart and deed
At home in Nature divine

Even Moses had to go up to the mountain to meet God.
We meet Him too, when we pot our plants and flowers for beauty,
When we seek the woods, the moon, the sky.
We are wild at heart too,
Recognizing the hand that made this earth beauty
Had a wilderness heart behind its creation.

Photo by BookishKind
(Rich Mullins referred to God as a "Wild Man")